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02-09-2009, 05:16 AM
need help in picking the rt one going that way insted of colulm.any idea on cost and do,s and don,t,s puting it in my 1970 bear

02-09-2009, 06:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bear1:
need help in picking the rt one going that way insted of colulm.any idea on cost and do,s and don,t,s puting it in my 1970 bear<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Depends where you are going to mount it, If you are mounting the shifter on the tunnel, For a 700R I would consider http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=HUU%2D3838511&N=700+400134+300818+115&autoview=sku

I am using this shifter in my Coupe because the shift handle is 15.50 inches long instead of the normal 5.5"

For a 350THM or 400THM I would consider http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=HUU%2D3838510&N=700+400134+300818+115&autoview=sku

Doghouse lid mount - there is someone who has done a slick job of this mount - - "search" ???

here's Summit's choices - http://store.summitracing.com/egnsearch.asp?N=700+4294822068+115+4294908216

ASE Master Tech


02-09-2009, 10:20 AM
You might give LOKAR a look @ http://www.lokar.com/interior_pages/shifters_knobs.htm


02-09-2009, 10:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bear1:
need help in picking the rt one going that way insted of colulm.any idea on cost and do,s and don,t,s puting it in my 1970 bear<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Here's Gregw98's http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/gregw98/The%20Van/100_0679.jpg

02-09-2009, 10:48 AM
thanks joyride thats the look i want some one here onced used a boatshift cable and they said it worked great for adjusting.i still need to come get that dog house from you i was down your way friday went to camp perry.should have called ya.

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02-09-2009, 04:04 PM
i did the doghouse lid mount on mine last year. worked slick as hell. you'll have to check the archives for photo's. john

02-09-2009, 07:39 PM
John, How long is the cable needed ? For a floor mount. I like the long shift handle. The Summit shifter said it comes with the cable ,but that's probably just a short one for a car or pick-up right. Ken

02-09-2009, 11:18 PM
That is a B&M Quicksilver shifter. I started with a used Megashifter but threw in in the trash. That was me also, that used the boat Morse cable shifter. I think it was a 14 foot one. I used every inch of it too. The cable exits out the front of the floorboard and loops around and heads back. I had to hook up to the tranny from the rear approach.
I would get at least 15 footer. Got cable ends at West Marine.

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02-10-2009, 05:31 AM
thanks greg i am a little slow what shifter did you end up useing?? i got the cable i want to make this as pain less as i can.the weather is starting to go back up in temp 30,s 40,s i can deal with that working in and out of the garage.

02-10-2009, 05:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gregw98:
That is a B&M Quicksilver shifter. . . . <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gregw98 did an awesome job!!! I have used the shifter below on two cars - in my Coupe now - because of the shift handle length - 15.50"


This the only picture I have sorry


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02-10-2009, 06:05 AM
greg is sending you down the right path. i think the longest cable you can get from b&m is like 12'. the boat guys have cables that are much longer.
by placing my shifter on top of the doghouse, my 12' cable is just long enough to leave the shifter through the front, loop around an go through the front of the doghouse on the passenger side, route along inside the doghouse lid and down behind the exhaust manifold, and back through a loop and to the transmission linkage. i have had no problems with this setup. if you choose this approach, the shorter the shift handle, the better. the shifter travels up when the doghouse lid is raised. i added a second "park" notch in my doghouse prop rod channel to keep the lid raised for maintenance. this setup is a little different from the norm, which i like.
i would rather have a long cable than a short one for sure. john

02-10-2009, 09:12 AM
thanks guys i got a good ieda of what to do now bear

02-10-2009, 11:07 PM
Thanks guys.
I used a B&M QuickSilver. The cable leaves the shifter front the front. If you can get a 15 foot Morse cable, it would give you a little more play room. Any excess can be left in the back since the cable has a rear approach to the tranny.

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02-11-2009, 05:05 PM
In my old '66, I had a floorshift for the 3 speed. The previous owner actually originally put it in, and then I made it better with a hurst competition plus shifter and a different shifter arm. The original shifter bars had fabbed up some extensions welded onto them to go forward and around the steering, then came back to the hurst comp-plus 4 speed shifter (which worked fine for the 3 speed) The shifter arm was from a cheapie mr. gasket universal "indy" shifter and I extended it by cutting both it and the original short-throw arm from the comp-plus shifter, welded the two pieces together and it fit just right, with just enough room underneath the dash for reverse and 2nd. When shifted back for 1st and 3rd gear, the shifter was just about an inch or two away from the front of the doghouse cover. In the picture, the shifter is in neutral. The shifter body was installed simply through a square hole cut in the floor just to the right of where your right foot's heel rested. The welded up shifter arm and shifter body install was kind of crude, but everything was well hidden underneath the round boot that came with the parts store 'indy' shifter. That van sure was fun to drive and very unique with the '3 on the floor'


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